Parallel: 2×12, Xover: 12 [Regulatives / Guidelines]

posted by Helmut Homepage – Vienna, Austria, 2019-06-14 20:43  – Posting: # 20327
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Hi Olivbood,

» The guideline specifies that "At a minimum, 12 subjects should be enrolled in each treatment arm." I deduce from it that this is the minimal sample size considering a parallel design study.

Correct.

» Alternatively, for a classic 2x2 cross-over study the minimal sample size should be 12 subjects in total since each subject will experience both fed and fasted status.
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» Is my understanding correct?

Correct, again.

I both cases I would include a bit more subjects to be protected against eventual dropouts. I guess the FDA wouldn’t be amused to get a study in 11 subjects although the guidance clearly states “12 enrolled”.

Cheers,
Helmut Schütz
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